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the mount that might be touch- | mised, saying, Yet once more, ed, and that burned with fire, I shake not the earth only, but nor unto blackness, and dark- also heaven. ness, and tempest,
27 And this word, Yet once 19 And the sound of a trum- more, signifieth the removing pet, and the voice of words; of those things that are shaken, which voice they that heard, en- as of things that are made, that treated that the word should not those things which cannot be be spoken to them any more : shaken may remain.
20 (For they could not endure 28 Wherefore, we receiving a that which was commanded. kingdom which cannot be movAnd if so much as a beast touched, let us have grace, whereby the mountain, it shall be stoned, we may serve God acceptably, or thrust through with a dart : with reverence and godly fear :
21 And so terrible was the 29 For our God is a consumsight, that Moses said, I ex- || ing fire. ceedingly fear and quake :) 22 But ye are come unto mount
CHAP. XIII. Sion, and unto the city of the
OBEDIENCE TO SPIRITUAL living God, the heavenly Jeru
RULERS. salem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
LET brotherly love continue. 23 To the general assembly 2 Be not forgetful to entertain and church of the first-born, strangers; for thereby some which are written in heaven, and have entertained angels unto God the Judge of all, and to awares. the spirits of just men made 3 Remember them that are in perfect,
bonds, as bound with them ; 24 And to Jesus the Mediator and them which suffer adversiof the new covenant, and to the ty, as being yourselves also in blood of sprinkling, that speak the body. eth better things than that of 4 Marriage is honourable in Abel,
all, and the bed undefiled : but 25 See that ye refuse not him whoremongers and adulterers that speaketh : for if they escap- God will judge. ed not who refused him that 5 Let your conversation be spake on earth, much more shall without covetousness : and be not we escape if we turn away content with such things as ye from him that speaketh from have : for he hath said, I will heaven;
never leave thee, nor forsake 26 Whose voice then shook thee. the earth : but now he hath pro 6 So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper, and I ||municate, forget not : for with will not fear what man shall do such sacrifices God is well unto me.
7 Remember them which have 17 Obey them that have the the rule over you, who have rule over you, and submit yourspoken unto you the word of selves : for they watch for your God : whose faith follow, con- souls, as they that must give sidering the end of their con- account, that they may do it versation ;
with joy, and not with grief ; 8 Jesus Christ the same yes- for that is unprofitable for you. terday, and to-day, and for ever. 18 Pray for us : for we trust
9 Be not carried about with we have a good conscience, in diverse and strange doctrines : allthings willing to live honestly. for it is a good thing that the 19 But I beseech you the rather heart be established with grace; to do this, that I may be restornot with meats, which have noted to you
the sooner. profited them that have been 20 Now, the God of peace, that occupied therein.
brought again from the dead 10 We have an altar, whereof our Lord Jesus, that great Shepthey have no right to eat which herd of the sheep, through the serve the tabernacle.
blood of the everlasting cove11 For the bodies of those nant, beasts, whose blood is brought 21 Make you perfect in every into the sanctuary by the high good work to do his will, workpriest for sin, are burnt without ing in you that which is well
pleasing in his sight, through 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that || Jesus Christ : to whom be glory he might sanctify the people || for ever and ever. Amen. with his own blood, suffered 22 And I beseech you, brethren, without the gate.
suffer the word of exhortation ; 13 Let us go forth, therefore, for I have written a letter unto unto him without the camp, you in few words. bearing his reproach.
23 Know ye, that our brother 14 For here have we no con- Timothy is set at liberty ; with tinuing city, but we seek one whom, if he come shortly, I will
see you. 15 By him, therefore, let us 24 Salute all them that have the offer the sacrifice of praise to rule over you, and all the saints. God continually, that is, the They of Italy salute you. fruit of our lips, giving thanks 25 Grace be with you all. Amen. to his name.
Written to the Hebrew's, from 16 But to do good, and to com- Italy by Timothy.
THE GENERAL EPISTLE OF JAMES.
WISDOM TO BE SOUGHT
made low : because as the flour. er of the grass he shall pass away.
11 For the sun is no sooner JAMES, a servant of God, risen with a burning heat, but and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to it withereth the grass, and the the twelve tribes which are scat- flower thereof falleth, and the tered abroad, greeting :
grace of the fashion of it perish2 My brethren, count it alleth ; so also shall the rich man joy when ye fall into divers fade away in his ways. temptations;
12 Blessed is the man that en3 Knowing this, that the try- dureth temptation; for when ing of your faith worketh pa- he is tried, he shall receive the tience.
crown of life, which the Lord 4. But let patience have her hath promised to them that love perfect work, that ye may be him. perfect and entire, wanting no- 15 Let no man say when he is thing
tempted, I am tempted of God: 5 If any of you lack wisdom, || for God cannot be tempted with let him ask of God, that giveth evil, neither tempteth he any to all men liberally, and up- | man : braideth not; and it shall be 14 But every man is tempted, given him.
when he is drawn away of his 6 But let him ask in faith, no- own lust, and enticed. thing wavering : for he that 15 Then, when lust hath conwavereth is like a wave of the ceived, it bringeth forth sin ; sea, driven with the wind, and and sin, when it is finished, tossed.
bringeth forth death. 7 For let not that man think 16 Do not err, my beloved that he shall receive any thing brethren. of the Lord.
17 Every good gift, and every 8 A double-minded man is un perfect gift, is from above, and stable in all his ways.
cometh down from the Father 9 Let the brother of low de- of lights; with whom is no. gree rejoice in that he is exalt- variableness, neither shadow of ed :
turning 10 But the rich, in that he is 18 Of his own will begat he
us with the word of truth, that to keep himself unspotted from we should be a kind of first- || the world. fruits of his creatures. 19 Wherefore, my beloved
CHAP. II. brethren, let every man be swift
OF FAITH AND WORKS. to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath :
MY brethren, have not the 20 For the wrath of man work-faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, eth not the righteousness of the Lord of glory, with respect God :
of persons. 21 Wherefore lay apart all fil
2 For if there come unto your thiness, and superfluity of naugh- assembly a man with a gold ring, tiness, and receive with meek- in goodly apparel, and there
the engrafted word, come in also a poor man, in vile which is able to save your raiment; souls:
3 And ye have respect to him 22 But be ye doers of the that weareth the gay clothing, word, and not hearers only, de- and say unto him, Sit thou here ceiving your ownselves. in a good place; and say to the
23 For if any be a hearer of poor, Stand thou there, or sit the word, and not a doer, he is here under my footstool; like unto a man beholding his 4 Are ye not then partial in natural face in a glass :
yourselves, and are become 24 For he beholdeth himself, judges of evil thoughts? and goeth his way, and straight- 5 Hearken, my beloved breway forgetteth what manner of thren, Hath not God chosen the man he was.
poor ofthisworld rich in faith,and 25 But whoso looketh into the heirs of the kingdom which he perfect law of liberty, and con- hath promised to them that love tinueth therein, he being not a him ? forgetful hearer, but a doer of 6 But ye have despised the the work, this man shall be poor. Do not rich men oppress blessed in his deed.
you, and draw you before the 26 If any man among you seem judgment-seats ? to be religious, and bridleth not 7 Do not they blaspheme that his tongue, but deceiveth his worthy name, by the which ye own heart, this man's religion are called ? is vain.
8 If ye fulfil the royal law ac27 Pure religion and undefiled | cording to the scripture, Thou before God and the Father, is shalt love thy neighbour as thythis, To visit the fatherless and self, ye do well : widows in their affliction, and 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and 19 Thou believest that there are convinced of the law as is one God; thou doest well. transgressors.
The devils also believe, and 10 For whosoever shall keep tremble. the whole law, and yet offend 20 But wilt thou know, O vain in one point, he is guilty of man! that faith without works all :
is dead ? 11 For he that said, Do not 21 Was not Abraham our fa. commit adultery, said also, Dother justified by works, when not kill. Now, if thou commit he had offered Isaac his son upno adultery, yet if thou kill, thou on the altar ? art become a transgressor of the 22 Seest thou how faith wrought law.
with his works, and by works 12 So speak ye, and so do, as was faith made perfect ? they that shall be judged by the 23 And the scripture was fullaw of liberty.
filled, which saith, Abraham be13 For he shall have judgment lieved God, and it was imputed without mercy that hath shewed unto him for righteousness: and no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth he was called, The friend of against judgment.
God. 14 What doth it profit, my bre- 24 Ye see then how that by thren, though a man say he hath works a man is justified, and faith, and have not works? can not by faith only. faith save him ?
25 Likewise also, was not Ra15 If a brother or sister be hab the harlot justified by works, naked, and destitute of daily when she had received the mesfood,
sengers, and had sent them out 16 And one of you say unto another way? them, Depart in peace, be ye 26 For as the body without the warmed and filled ; notwith spirit is dead, so faith without standing ye give them not those works is dead also. things which are needful to the body; what doth it pro
CHAP. III. fit ?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being a- MY brethren, be not many lone.
masters, knowing that we shall 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou receive the greater condemna. hast faith, and I have works : |tion. shew me thy faith without thy 2 For in many things we offend works, and I will shew thee my all. If any man offend not in faith by my works.
word, the same is a perfect
THE TRULY WISE.